Its that time of month again when the Moon and Sun come together in their New Moon phase. The New Moon in Astrology is a reference point in time and attempts to establish a underlying cosmic statement for the rest of the month. This month the New Moon forms an eclipse in our world and how auspicious that it starts on the 1st of August, the “Horses Birthday”.
Happy Birthday Horses
The New Moon experience happens to be a fun loving and creative Leo affair. Tonight I will be going to my Nephews birthdays where one is turning 18 and the other 21 years of age. The Leo new moon experience brings chances and opportunities for expressing ones dignity in playful ways. The sign of Leo describes the emphasis in the expression of ones identity. “Who am I”? The question begs to be answered with Leo planets and aspects. This month the collective energies remind us “to be who we are” and to express that with pride.
Who Am I
The reflection of light by the moon during a New Moon phase is negated until the Crescent phase when there a sliver of light reveals the “promise” of what is contained by the New Moon Experience. Its a mystery really when one looks to the moon and discovers a black area surrounded by a seemingly glowing disc. The moon is there but then again is it?
It is Invisible
The promise of the New Moon is a mystery, however perhaps there a vision for something new in our lives. The New Moon and Eclipse in Leo inspires expression of our creative side and implies that we can be “who we are”. The Eclipse factor for this months New Moon tends to frame a sense of hope in precarious ways. It would seem that during adversity and change our natural instinctive self emerges.
I am not going to suggest that this eclipse is worth fearing like some astrologers predict. Eclipses do bring variable and unstable conditions to world leaders and manifest in global events. What is important during eventful New Moon-eclipse periods is knowing what kind of opportunities are on offer.
The ‘dark moon’ symbolizes the start of a new cycle. The light from the Sun is eclipsed and the moon is without reflection. The new moon temps us to take a step in some direction – any direction. The sign of Leo suggests using a sense of authority and playfulness at the same time. By practicing diplomacy and by taking risks expressing oneself is to create our own opportunities. The Eclipse factor means the likelihood of more opportunities available at the moment. It could be that some will lose or change their positions and thus allowing others to emerge in the light of next Full Moon cycle.